Typically, during the summer, I let my brain kinda go mushy. It’s the summer. I’m a uni student. It makes sense. Also, I typically don’t consider myself a perfectionist. Actually, up until today, I thought I was one of THE farthest cries away from being a perfectionist. However, recent emails between me and my boss changed my mind. This is how it went down.:
Me: Oh hey! I made you these awesome certificates! Here you go!
(Later that day)
Me: Well, crap. Two of these certificates are at a low resolution, that’s why they’re fuzzy compared to the first certificate (which is at a higher resolution). Let me know which of the three certificates you choose and I’ll resend you a higher resolution. Let me know if there’s anything else you want changed!
Employer: I printed them (the low resolution certificates) out anyways. It was okay.
DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME THAT’S OKAY BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE ONE YOU PRINTED OUT WAS AT 72 DPI AND WHEN I WANT DECENT QUALITY I USE 300 DPI. IT’S ALL WRONG. WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU PRINT IT OUT ANYWAYS WHEN I TOLD YOU I COULD FIX IT ADFASGFGFAJLAGJAFKJH!!!
Seriously, even 30 minutes after I read the email I’m still going:
Just…no. If I tell you not to do something, and take time to explain WHY you shouldn’t do it…
So I am done. Yes, I know this shouldn’t be the big deal I’m making it seem like. BUT IF I’M DOING PHOTOSHOP WORK IT BETTER BE AT 300 DPI. The reason why I accidentally sent my employer a lower resolution was because I had done some previous work in the same session at 300 dpi, and I thought the ensuing projects would also be put automatically at 300 dpi. But that obviously didn’t happen. Silly me. Also, to torture myself, I did fix the low resolution certificate at 300 dpi, and yah. It’s sharper/clearer/better. UGH. Why.
Update: Boss asked for certificate variety print out so I remade everything so that it was 300 dpi, and guess what SO MUCH BETTER QUALITY. HAH. I proudly pointed the quality difference to my boss and all she said was “Yeah”. I’m still not sure how fuzzy lines don’t bother her.